Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, visited Jaguar Land Rover’s new Education Business Partnership Centre at its factory on the outskirts of Wolverhampton.Emma joined pupils from Wednesfield High School in her constituency for the event. The new £650,000 centre – which opened this year – gives local school pupils the chance to see the inner workings of the new factory and gain an understanding of how engines are made.

The Centre uses a range of cutting-edge technologies such as a holographic table which projects images of Jaguar Land Rover’s engines to show how they are manufactured. Visitors will also be able to learn how to control and manipulate miniature robots, similar to those used in the factory.

Emma said “I was delighted to visit the Education Business Partnership Centre with pupils from Wednesfield High School. I am impressed by the activities on offer. The Centre is a great opportunity for young people in Wolverhampton to see inside the factory and learn how engines are manufactured.

“Initiatives like this will attract talented young people to become the next generation of engineers and support our vital British manufacturers. The Centre also offers excellent employment opportunities to young people through JLR’s award-winning traineeship, apprenticeship and graduate programmes. I want to congratulate JLR for the work that they have done in establishing the Centre and working with schools across Wolverhampton.”

October 2015